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How are the Podemos-backed mayors faring six months on?


Whichever way Spain votes in Sunday's general elections, the country is certain to head into uncharted territory. Gone are the days of the two-party system, with two newcomers upsetting the balance. The pro-business Ciudadanos, and the anti-austerity Podemos, both made sweeping gains in local elections this year and are now hoping to repeat those successes. Our correspondents visit the city halls in Spain's two largest cities to check in on how the Podemos-backed mayors are faring six months on.

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